Wednesday, 9 December 2015
Quick-to-Make Bird Brooch Tutorial
It's a continuation of a the photos of fabric playing that I've been doing recently - using a leftover 1/2 sheet of printable fabric that I had lying on top of my printer! (Top tip, if you project doesn't take up a whole page of printable fabric, just peel off the part that you've printed on and cut it off, leaving the backing paper complete, and you'll be able to run it through the printer again when you are ready with another idea).
1) Start off with a photo of a bird. I turned mine into a grey tone photo, and added a coloured border to it, and printed them out at 2" x 3" or so.
4) Start adding colour and texture with machine stitching - or hand stitching if you prefer.
11) Finally, hand sew a brooch back to the backing felt.
12) Admire your finished brooches (probably before wrapping them up as delightful presents for friends and family)!
You could make Christmas themed brooches with robins or reindeer, you can add beads and bling, you can ring the changes to suit what yourself.
Have fun with them!
If you have a few more minutes spare, you might like to make sock snowmen like me and a couple of my gal pals.
Tutorial here - very quick and easy, needing just one sock, three elastic bands, some rice and some felt scraps.